This July, we hosted a group of visitors from the United States to visit the site, check out the nursery and survey the planned plantation site. The group spent a couple of days visiting the community, meeting people, learning about their history and getting to know the Bugkalot Coffee Company (BCC) team as well.
Having the team from the US visit the site was the perfect way to cap off the last few months’ work, as we have been partnering closely with BCCPC (the Bugkalot Casecnan Coffee Producers Cooperative), our partner in managing the plantation, as we prepare for planting season.
As rainy season begins, we have started clearing the land. We will then start laying out the individual plots and planting the 330,000 coffee trees. We aim to complete planting in 2-3 months.
The pictures below show the team learning about the community & Bugkalot culture, the latest images from the nursery and the newly built tribal style house the team built near the plantation.